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Here’s the most read “news” story in the Washington Post right now, another example of upside-down article construction in which the facts are withheld until long after most readers have moved on:

Fatal police shooting of Black teenager in Columbus sparks new outcry

Body camera footage from a Columbus police officer’s fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant sparked protests for the second night in a row on April 21. (The Washington Post)

By Randy Ludlow, Derek Hawkins, Paulina Firozi and Toluse Olorunnipa
April 21, 2021 at 4:23 p.m. PDT

COLUMBUS — Body camera footage from a Columbus police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black teenager sparked outcry and protests from local activists, national leaders and even the White House on Wednesday,

Those outraged by the body camera footage included Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli, and Jose Feliciano.

as it became the latest in a string of deadly videos documenting the final moments of a person of color killed by law enforcement.

The death of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who was shot by Officer Nicholas Reardon on Tuesday during an altercation, comes as the nation is undergoing a broad reckoning over police brutality and racism. Her name joins a long and growing list of Black people killed by police officers in deadly interactions that have sparked protests and broad calls for justice.

In a sign of how effective those protests have been in drawing public attention to the issue of police violence, the details of the shooting were swiftly briefed to President Biden, whose administration has pledged to address systemic racism and overhaul policing.

“The killing of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant by the Columbus police is tragic,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday. “She was a child. We’re thinking of her friends and family in the communities that are hurting and grieving her loss.”

As Psaki was drawing a connection between Bryant’s killing and the broader trend of disproportionate use of force against minorities by police, officials in Columbus sought to calm tensions by quickly releasing information about the incident.

“I wish to hell it hadn’t happened,” interim police chief Michael Woods told reporters after releasing the footage and the 911 calls that led officers to respond. Woods said the officer has been with the department since December 2019 and has been placed on administrative leave.

The shooting, which took place in a residential neighborhood in the city’s southeast, occurred just minutes before a Minneapolis jury announced it had found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd last year. Even as activists celebrated the verdict as a rare instance of police accountability, some pointed to Bryant’s killing as an example of the kind of systemic racism that persists in the country’s policing practices.

Okay, now the readers, if any are left, are sufficiently prepped for a few, but not many, facts, which will presented in a confusing and dull way:

The footage released Wednesday shows a chaotic scene. The officer identified as Reardon arrives during a physical altercation involving several people. Reardon, who is White, can be seen emerging from his vehicle as Bryant appears to chase someone, who falls onto the sidewalk. The teen then turns toward someone else wearing a pink sweatsuit and takes a swing at her head, with what appears to be a blade briefly visible in her hand.

You see, the blade was only briefly visible, so therefore that’s like it almost didn’t really exist.

The officer yells, “Get down!” multiple times before firing four shots at the girl, leaving her sprawled next to a car in the driveway.

“She had a knife. She just ran at her,” one officer says on the footage.

Well, he would say that.

… Hazel Bryant, who said she is Bryant’s aunt, told The Washington Post in a brief interview Wednesday that “the body cam doesn’t show the truth of what occurred.” She said she didn’t personally witness the incident but arrived at the scene soon after. She described her niece as “so loving and kind.”

Others asked why police didn’t do more to try to de-escalate the situation before the officer opened fire.

“As soon as he got out of the car, he had the gun ready to shoot somebody,” Kiara Yakita, founder and president of the grass-roots group Black Liberation Movement Central Ohio, told The Post. “Law enforcement and city officials are rushing to make excuses because she had a knife. Those excuses are not valid to me.” …

The shooting has inflamed tensions between police and residents in the city of about 900,000, which was already grappling with the fallout from the fatal police shootings of Casey Goodson Jr., 23, and Andre Hill, 47, both Black men who were killed in December. …

Biden, who has called Chauvin’s conviction the first step in a broader fight for racial justice, told members of Floyd’s family that he would push for new laws aimed at increasing police accountability. Psaki reiterated those sentiments while speaking to reporters Wednesday.

“Our focus is on working to address systemic racism and implicit bias head on and, of course, to passing laws and legislation that will put much-needed reforms into place at police departments around the country,” she said.

Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), the only two Black Democrats in the Senate, were among several high-ranking officials pointing to Bryant’s death as an example of the need to overhaul policing.

“Ma’Khia Bryant was only 16 years old — killed by police yesterday,” Booker wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “She deserves justice and accountability. We must reform this deeply broken system. My heart is with Ma’Khia’s loved ones.”

In Ohio, Bryant’s death sparked calls for change from local activists and elected leaders alike. Hundreds of demonstrators staged a sit-in at Ohio State University’s student union Wednesday and then marched through town in protest. The previous night, about 100 protesters circled the streets of downtown Columbus. They were followed by vehicles honking horns, waving Black Lives Matter flags and chanting, “No justice, no peace,” as they passed the Statehouse, city hall and police headquarters.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) addressed Bryant’s death at a news conference, saying that he had watched video of the shooting and that the investigation must “play out.”

“Any time anyone is killed, it’s a tragedy. Any time a teenager, a child, is killed, it’s a horrible tragedy,” DeWine said.

In Wednesday tweets calling for statewide police changes, DeWine said the nation “must learn from the tragic death of George Floyd.” DeWine said his office has worked with state Rep. Phil Plummer (R) — a former Montgomery County sheriff — on a legislative package to be introduced within the next few days.

 
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  1. By the weekend, the video will be buried on all platforms, and the “briefly visible” knife will not be mentioned again.

  2. Batman says:

    The only answer for white cops is to stop policing black people. Just set up a perimeter and let them sorry each other out. Heaven forbid another junkie who was speedballing the two hardest drugs known to man dies while being arrested by you.

  3. Zoos says:

    A CHILD?!

    Who here wouldn’t mind that big fat crazy bitch swinging a knife on you, while you were pinned against a car, with a mindset that precluded acknowledgement of a POLICE officer ordering her to STOP?

    And for those uniformed officers genotype, she’s a qualified mesomorph! That makes her different than other 16 year old “children.” She could do some serious damage before anyone could stop her, and it’s highly likely that was one of the reason’s her parents dumped her off into foster care.

    Now those ghouls are looking at a big potential payday off the daughter they didn’t want.

    This isn’t a racial problem, it’s a cultural problem.

    Blacks who “make it” have romanticized, supported, or simply ignored the savage hillbilly branch of their culture, and until they start shaming instead of lying about them, more poor big fat black bodies will keep piling up.

  4. The WP description of the key moment is not that bad compared to what some other news outlets are pushing. At least the WP does grudgingly admit Bryant ‘takes a swing at her head, with what appears to be a blade’.

    Not ESPN, to take one example. I checked ESPN to see what line they’d be taking w/r/t the LeBron blood vengeance tweet. I wasn’t disappointed; they’ve of course got a mostly conciliatory story: <a title=”"https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/31306343/lebron-james-explains-why-deleted-tweet-police-shooting-makhia-bryant"LINKhttps://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/31306343/lebron-james-explains-why-deleted-tweet-police-shooting-makhia-bryant"LINK

    This article also features a rundown of the salient events in Columbus:

    As the officer walks toward a group of people on the driveway, Bryant can be seen swinging a knife wildly at another girl or woman, who falls backward. The officer shouts several times to get down. Bryant then charges at another girl or woman, who is pinned against a car.

    From a few feet away, with people on either side of him, the officer fires four shots, and Bryant slumps to the ground. The knife lies on the sidewalk next to her.

    In ESPN’s version, Bryant is only ‘swinging a knife wildly’ at the first girl, who of course didn’t end up being stabbed, so no harm done. It’s only a ‘wild’ swing, no doubt typical of the knifey horseplay youths get up to all over the place!

    Next is the extremely odd construction ‘Bryant then charges at another girl or woman, who is pinned against a car’. The sudden switch here to the passive voice implies that Chihuahua Girl is already in place against the car, pinned there by someone or something else.

    And then — well, you can read it for yourself. There is no attempted stabbing. It’s only the officer who shoots Bryant, while her knife lies harmlessly down on the sidewalk.

    We are far, far down Orwell Road at this point. Even explicit video evidence isn’t enough anymore; the Narrative is grinding it into oblivion.

    • Agree: Yancey Ward
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Jim Don Bob
  5. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:

    Libel laws need to be changed in this country. Also, we need to stop having media-driven show trials. Republican governed states should look into

    A. Writing a law that entitles a defendant reduced bail and postponed trial if the defense can show a certain cumulative number of minutes (say 60) on national or local affiliate television dedicated to their case in one month. So, as long as the media keeps blabbing, the defendant is free to live their life. Only once the media has stopped trying to influence the trial (failing to reach the 60 minute mark of cumulative soundbites for 3 months in a row) should it proceed. This should also apply to public demonstrations within 100 miles of the court, and media coverage of the demonstrations.

    B) Write into law a judge’s right to order television shows not to cover the trial, and to order newspapers to keep the coverage to 150 words or less per week. If a judge does not invoke this right once a clear problem has been shown of trial-by-news-media, he opens himself up to review and the defendant has grounds to appeal.

    And please no cant and schmaltz about tHe fIrSt aMeNdMeNt. It has long been nullified by hate crime/ hate speech laws. And since the droning of Al Awlaki. And since the imprisoning of Assange. And since activists are free to dox anyone they disagree with and bully/ intimidate their employer into firing them. Or send a mob to their house. There is no free speech left in this country, so move on and try to solve what problems we can. Also I don’t give a fig if it bankrupts Court TV. I hope it does.

    Will state-level Republicans get off their asses and do something? Probably not. Probably stop voting for them.

    • Replies: @Bill
  6. Anonymous[420] • Disclaimer says:

    Sadly, Officer Nicholas Reardon better hope he can plead to only a 2nd degree manslaughter.

    Blacks as a protected class isn’t new. I loved cop shows growing up (Adam-12, Dragnet, CHiPs, et al.) and can recall briefly considering being a cop in my late teens (~40 years ago). But growing up in D.C. and spending a lot of time in Baltimore I saw a lot of stuff and I instinctively knew as a white guy working as a police officer that it would too risky and one wrong move or bad situation I could have my life destroyed by the angry mob (more likely in court rather than the grave).

    How did I know this way back when? This was before the high-profile cop prosecution cases (Rodney King, et al.). I think a lot of cops, even city cops, grow up in non-diverse areas and have no idea how bad things are in diverse areas and how quickly then can turn really for no apparent reason

    • Replies: @Bill
    , @Brownie
  7. Can one imagine the howls of “systemic racism” or “The cop didn’t act because he didn’t care about a Black life in danger?” It has become impossible to generate any sympathy for people who don’t know how to behave in a civil manner and find misfortune.

  8. Stevie Wonder?

    The man has such a sweet voice.

    He’s one of my two favorite Steve’s.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  9. indocon says:
    @Batman

    I am surprised the cops are still putting themselves in the middle of inter AA fights, goes to show the integrity of the uniform and the quality of people in the police force, all the bad apples not with standing. Problem becomes when the victims are non-AA.

  10. The man apparently had a thing for teen boys too.

    Lots of memories made in that house. Lots of good times. Lots of late nights.

    They should’ve let Bill Clinton walk through that house one last time, just for nostalgia’s sake.

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  11. @The Last Real Calvinist

    There’s dissension in the ranks. Only NBC ran the propaganda while CBS and ABC played it straight, and evidently even Don Lemon isn’t on board this one.

    • Replies: @Yancey Ward
    , @Aeronerauk
  12. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:

    Expect it to get worse.

    • Replies: @New Dealer
    , @Redman
  13. black sea says:

    These people are obviously children. I have heard of systemic racism (unfortunately) but I doubt that many people alleging systemic racism could explain the difference between systemic racism and good old-fashioned racism. Same thing with “implicit bias.” Is it hiding in plain sight? It’s just a buzzword they heard somewhere, and they probably couldn’t tell you what “bias” means anyway.

    Did anyone ask Hazel, the dead girl’s aunt, exactly how the body cam doesn’t show “the truth of what occurred”? Were the images digitally altered, did the camera miss some crucial angle, or was her knife-wielding niece just play-acting without any intention to carry through on her attack? She hasn’t thought about it and she has no idea. She just knows that the footage must misrepresent the actions of her niece because she was “so loving and kind.” And if she was so loving and kind and surrounded by such caring relatives, why was she living in a foster home?

    LeBron James clearly has no clear idea about how a cop should sort out a fight in progress in which one person is attacking another with a deadly weapon. Just let nature take its course? Cory Booker is, I’d imagine, somewhat brighter than these others, but he knows what his constituency wants to hear, and like most politicians, doesn’t care about the repercussions. I suspect he views his constituency as a bunch of benighted idiots, as most politicians do

    I once read an article arguing that for democracy to be even a semi-functional form of government, you need to have a population with a mean IQ of at least 90. This seems about right. I can’t see these people as anything other than a net drag on the political, social, and economic systems of the nation. And frankly, I don’t want to be around them.

    Only a fool or a madman would turn the controls of a jetliner over to a bunch of spoiled and maladjusted 11-year-olds, but this is what our leadership class is encouraging us to do. With the understanding that they will themselves remain insulated from whatever follows.

  14. “Law enforcement and city officials are rushing to make excuses because she had a knife. Those excuses are not valid to me.”

    Bet they’re valid to the girl in pink!

    The shooting has inflamed tensions between police and residents in the city of about 900,000…

    Phoenix, Austin, and soon Columbus? We don’t need state capitals with a million people!

    Toluse Olorunnipa

    Toluse has nothing to lose. But is Toluse an il or an elle?

    Toluse Olorunnipa = Allies out pronoun. ‘L loan out our penis. Our peninsula tool.

    Guess that settles it.

    Reardon, who is White…

    …both Black men who were killed in December.

    For a second there, we forgot that this wasn’t the NYT. But the chitlin’s-an’-okra orthography reminds us we’re in Foggy Top Bottom.

    Kiara Yakita

    ???


    I didn’t know yaks came in blond!

    • LOL: El Dato, ic1000
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  15. @Desiderius

    This is only because the social media platforms haven’t yet acted to eliminate the video. It is tough to do this right now because the Columbus police chief got the video out there so quickly- less than 6 hours after the incident.

    Here is what is going to happen- Twatter, Faceplant, Goggles will start limiting the video’s spread and views by claiming it is violent content, and then slowly remove it from all the platforms. The news media, with the video safely hidden from further view will then stop talking about the knife altogether. Within a week or two, the stories will start referring to the girl as an essentially unarmed victim, and then simply as an unarmed victim.

  16. The real coup will come when pink outfit girl comes forward and claims that it wasn’t a knife at all and that she never felt she was in danger. You can be sure Crump is buying her off as I write this.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  17. El Dato says:

    News of the day

    Will Minnesota be decopulated and made safe for riots?

    US AG announces inquiry into Minneapolis policing practices after ex-cop Chauvin convicted of Floyd’s murder

    An inquiry into Minneapolis Police Department has been launched by US Attorney General Merrick Garland after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of black man George Floyd during his arrest in May 2020.

    “The Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing,” Garland told a press conference on Wednesday.

    This has the vibes of a large black limousine with an uniformed dude inside flanked by two helmeted guys on motorbikes slowly rolling through your Shtetl, ca. 1940.

    And also:

    Black Lives Matter says communities being ‘terrorized at a greater rate’ under Biden than Trump

    Who exactly _is_ that “Black Lives Matter” who says this?

    Meanwhile, in another car wreck of Western Civilization:

    Marine Le Pen’s chances of an electoral earthquake in France are gaining momentum as Macron loses his bearings

    France goes to the polls in 2022, and such is President Emmanuel Macron’s unpopularity that the prospect of a Le Pen victory is being seriously considered, to the extent a risk assessment has been produced by a leading think tank.

    So strong is the sense of dread of this nightmare for the French left that one influential think tank has issued a ‘risk assessment’ on what this could mean for the nation. It’s the sort of exercise usually taken to forestall a national disaster like, for instance, an outbreak of an uncontrollable killer virus.

    The work by Fondation Jean-Jaurès – named after a French Socialist Party leader from the early 20th century – goes so far as to delve into voter emotions in an effort to understand the rise of Marine Le Pen since her defeat in the 2017 election.

    The Fondation backs up that claim of animosity towards the incumbent with a wonderfully colourful graph illustrating the “Main emotions felt by the French when they see or listen to Emmanuel Macron”. Strangely, these emotions – anger (28%), shame (18%), disgust (21%) and despair (21%) – match those felt by many teenagers towards their parents.

    Guillaume Durocher au téléphone s’il-vous plaît!

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  18. Clyde says:

    The last person anyone wants to be involved is a hefty black woman or 16 year old black teen in this shooting incident. It is as if they have a syringe of adrenaline in their bodies waiting. They can already will themselves to go nutso for the drama they crave. Then they will that syringe to dump its adrenaline. There is no stopping them now. I doubt this 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant heard anything the police officer commanded her to do. Commanding her four times to get on the ground.

    Now the irrational “community” gets to display for the TV cameras. So lots of fun and drama all ways around. Those who must police these loonies need to have a bean bag shooting weapon in their car trunks. Nets would be better. Though 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was so porky, bean bag would not have stopped her. How about a bazooka?

    • Replies: @El Dato
  19. I have long thought we need a national census on violence. People who say there’s no reason to kill someone just because they have a knife, blunt object, or beating someone up with their fists…..
    They or their representatives have no right to criminal or civil law remedies when they’ve been stabbed or beaten, even until dead.

  20. Clyde says:
    @black sea

    These people are obviously children. I have heard of systemic racism (unfortunately) but I doubt that many people alleging systemic racism could explain the difference between systemic racism and good old-fashioned racism

    Lets admit that a high percentage in the so called “community” are suffering from various and sundry systemic derangement syndromes. From systemic rage syndromes. The junk food, the food additives, the grape soda and Cheetos diets, are not helping their mental situations. Neither is watching televised junk for hours on their large screen TVs. Hopefully not boosted ones or acquired during a riot.

  21. Pericles says:

    So now it’s Ohio. Looks like the left are starting to deal with the heartlands.

  22. How the Narrative Cake Is Baked

    Well, it won’t be baked at Masterpiece Cakeshop.

    For any lockdown bakers out there:

    When to Say No: 4 Orders to Decline in Your Bakery Business

  23. anon[314] • Disclaimer says:

    knife cut the delicious cake.

  24. Reardon, who is White…

    Hey, they capitalized “White.” Amazing.

  25. Icy Blast says:
    @Zoos

    Right. Keep telling yourself it’s “cultural.” You’re so brave.

  26. TyRade says:

    Body camera footage from a Columbus police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black teenager sparked outcry and protests from local activists, national leaders and even the White House on Wednesday,

    Those outraged by the body camera footage included Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli, and Jose Feliciano.

    truly one of your laugh-out-loud best Mr Sailer

  27. “Those outraged by the body camera footage included Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli, and Jose Feliciano.”

    Isn’t Feliciano blind?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Feliciano#Early_life

    • LOL: Dan Smith
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  28. Those outraged by the body camera footage included Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli, and Jose Feliciano.

    Heh! I can’t ever tell if people are joking anymore. I had to look up the 2nd two to find out they were blind. You were joking, right…?

    Is this going to be another case of typical American blind justice? [/Arlo]

    • Thanks: PhysicistDave
  29. @Achmed E. Newman

    Are you in here for littering?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  30. @Yancey Ward

    Unintended consequences of widespread bodycam mandates. Blacks and woke whites genuinely believed the cams would show the world the truth about racist white KKKops. Cams will vindicate more cops than they bury. And force cops to charge people for minor stuff, where they previously may have looked the other way. So, give it a few years before racist body cams are banned.

    I noticed the WP capitalized “White”

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Forbes
  31. There are none so blind as those who see.

    • LOL: Bill
  32. DPG says:

    Does knife girl come from behind the officer? It’s a little hard to follow. There’s the moment where a woman gets shoved to the sidewalk right in front of him, his view twists to the right showing empty sidewalk, and then he draws his gun and turns his body to face knife girl as she makes her attack. Seems like he may have seen her over his shoulder running with the knife brandished, so he pulled the gun knowing he might need to use it before she even reached her target.

  33. Blodgie says:

    Another midwit cop who actually thinks his job is to protect blacks.

    They don’t want your protection you idiot!

    They hate you.

    Yet you still shoot a teenage girl who posed zero personal threat to you and have now ruined your life.

    Another fool cop, playing from the expired handbook of sacrificing themselves for abstractions like duty and honor in a world that long ago abandoned all dignity.

    Wake up!

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
  34. Cases like this should usher in the era of RoboCop. In the blink of an eye, it will be able to size up the vital statistics, demographics, intentions, etc.. of everyone at the scene, and following pre-programmed gudelines, always take the appropriate action. I never saw RoboCop 2 or 3 but I’m sure they all lived happily ever after.

    • Replies: @Carbon blob
  35. RVBlake says:

    “In Wednesday tweets calling for statewide police changes, DeWine said the nation “must learn from the tragic death of George Floyd.” Learn what? Don’t take fentanyl or pass counterfeit money?

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  36. Dan Smith says:

    You must believe the video. Unless it shows the perp being crazy and murderous.

  37. Dan Smith says:

    Two years ago witnessed a group of black teen girls attacking one black girl. Punches, kicks and lots of cursing. A boy held up his Obama phone to shoot video. My wife and I were walking to the State Fair and there were lots of white witnesses. Not being cops we didn’t have to get involved so we didn’t. We left the girl to her fate. And that’s what police dispatchers ought to be doing. Page Al Sharpton.

  38. @Blodgie

    Blodgie wrote:

    Another midwit cop who actually thinks his job is to protect blacks.

    They don’t want your protection you idiot!

    They hate you.

    A lot of decent, innocent black people most assuredly do want to be protected by cops.

    But they are being used as props in a truly evil morality play by deeply evil (and largely White) members of our media, our academic class, and our political elite. (I’m thinking: Corvinus.)

    Anyone who has not yet watched Candace Owens discussing the Floyd farce on Tucker needs to watch it: even Tucker has not had the guts to say what she says openly and clearly — it was not a fair trial and Floyd was a thug.

    She’s on fire.

    Yeah, I know it is obvious… but name one other person who has the guts to say it in the media.

    All
    the Whites in the media are cowards.

    To all of our White-nationalist friends: the members of your race are cowards. You need a young black woman to tell the truth.

    • Agree: Patrick in SC
  39. @Redneck farmer

    And creating a nuisance.

    There, feel more comfortable with me on the Group W bench, Redneck?

    -}

    • Replies: @FPD72
  40. El Dato says:
    @James Speaks

    Eventually, the US-Soviet Till Mausoleum will surpass the Rus-Soviet Lenin Mausoleum in gravitas and bling-adornment.

  41. El Dato says:
    @Clyde

    Commanding her four times to get on the ground.

    It’s really like being at a rave party.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  42. @Batman

    An idea whose time may yet come, if for no other reason than as a consequence of the drive towards defunding police.

  43. Dan Hayes says:
    @James Speaks

    Congratulations: Your tax dollars at work!

  44. @Achmed E. Newman

    Not to mention Ronnie Milsap.

    And I’m sure that, wherever they are Ray Charles and George Shearing are upset too!

  45. as it became the latest in a string of deadly videos

    “Deadly videos” is a funny mistake but accidentally very true; people have died thanks to rioting launched by these videos.

  46. Batman says:
    @James Speaks

    It’s funny how the media has covered up the most interesting trivia about Saint Till. His father Louis Hill enlisted in the army during WW2 to avoid jail for abusing Saint Till’s mother. Louis served in the Italian campaign and raped three local women (murdering one of them) before being hanged by the army for his crimes. But the problem with pesky historical facts is that if you draw any conclusions about propensities toward sexual violence running in the family, the same “scientists” who tell you three year old children need medical treatment for transexualism will shriek at you for being a bigot. I mean it has to be racist to wonder if sex crimes ran in the Till family.

    Praise science. Be sure to wear your face burka in public.

    • Replies: @Rouetheday
  47. How the narrative is baked when you have a powerful family.

    “In his Monday testimony, Yeshua described how both Yair Netanyahu and Sara Netanyahu, would interfere in the running of Walla (news service).

    “Iris and Shaul [Elovitch] kept telling me in messages that the son Yair gets up in the morning and checks everything and incites Sara by telling her things,” Yeshua said. “Here the relationship was that we belonged to [the Netanyahus] and we must completely do what they say.”

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/walla-ceo-told-to-remove-article-on-pm-sons-non-jewish-girlfriend-at-any-cost/

  48. By Randy Ludlow, Derek Hawkins, Paulina Firozi and Toluse Olorunnipa

    It takes FOUR people to write this shit? I’m positive you can just feed a few facts (made up or not) into a computer and come out with a news article.

    • Replies: @Bill
  49. @Zoos

    And for those uniformed officers genotype, she’s a qualified mesomorph! That makes her different than other 16 year old “children.” She could do some serious damage before anyone could stop her, and it’s highly likely that was one of the reason’s her parents dumped her off into foster care.

    That’s why I recommend tranquillizer darts. That rear presented a nice big target, and if he missed, what’s the harm?

  50. @YetAnotherAnon

    All of them are. This is a sly joke.

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
  51. There is no “narrative” cake bakery.

    Newspaper reporters are assigned to a story about a report of a crime. They get the official police press release which is probably mendacious and designed to conceal as much as it reveals behind thick official verbiage.

    They need a verbal quote or two, but nobody involved really wants to speak to the press except for advocates of special interests who want to piggy back unto this story to promote themselves and their cause.

    The required number of words are produced by paraphrasing the press release and fitting in the quotations and mentioning the last time something similar happened locally and reproducing some of the text from the archives.

    The reporter and editors (management) know it is all baloney, but this is all they have to work with.

    The story goes for layout, and a copy editor puts on a suitable headline based on a very superficial reading of the story, or even no reading of the story at all.

    If the newspaper is an industry leader, then the story is probably sold to an agency, and lots of other news outlets nationally and internationally pick up the story and reproduce it word for word, only with a different headline.

    This is how fake news is manufactured. Nobody actually tells journalists to go out and produce a fake story, but very few working journalists are in a position to challenge the official version of the story and correct it.

    The real decision is whether to cover the story at all. If you watch local TV news in the US, it is clear that the main source of stories is the local police log book. If an incident sounds like something that could be made into a story, something that fits the agenda, then it is picked up, otherwise not.

    In the present news climate any kind of shooting by a police officer looks like potentially a great story. Anytime a police officer shoots somebody black, an even greater story, because you can go straight to the BLM spokespeople for quotations.

    And that’s the way it is today, Thursday 22nd April, 2021.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @ic1000
  52. anon[279] • Disclaimer says:
    @william munny

    Unintended consequences of widespread bodycam mandates. Blacks and woke whites genuinely believed the cams would show the world the truth about racist white KKKops.

    Yep. I believe that’s the reason Obama supported them.

    Cams will vindicate more cops than they bury.

    You are a bit late to the party, Obama already has become a non-fan of bodycams, because they show bad behavior by suspects with monotonous regularity.

    This little step-up-step-back dance shows how ignorant libards are. Many cops have been carrying voice recorders on the Job for 20 – 30 years, and using the audio in their own defense. Body cams just added video & did so in a way with a solid chain of custody.

  53. @Reg Cæsar

    I didn’t know yaks came in blond!

    I bet the curtains don’t match the carpet.

  54. @PhysicistDave

    She spoke well, but what she should really be concerned about is not the “narrative”, but that American people in general tend to be so gullible.

    She mentions that the “narrative” said that George Floyd had gone wrong in the past, but now he was putting his life together. In fact this was just a quotation, an opinion of one person that was quoted in reports that was circulated by the news agencies the day after his death.

    Any halfway intelligent person reading or seeing this news report would raise one eyebrow and say “Maybe.”

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
  55. anon[315] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    The required number of words are produced by paraphrasing the press release and fitting in the quotations and mentioning the last time something similar happened locally and reproducing some of the text from the archives.

    The reporter and editors (management) know it is all baloney, but this is all they have to work with.

    Where does rewrite fit in to your little play? The person who takes whatever press release or police report provided, and rewrites it to make a coherent whole with facts prominently displayed?

    Not to mention the part where an editor schools the reporter(s) in how to actually write news? The arrangement of news stories is not an accident, it is deliberate. Stories like this are a case of writing the copy in order to highlight one set of facts while burying others, but leaving them in as a defense against accusations of bias.

    I’m sure you are basing this on your extensive experience as a reporter / staff writer / editor career, that somehow fitted in with your years in the medical profession and your career of prison work. Those of us who actually have known working reporters can ask them “Is this really legit reporting?” and after they get done sighing they will grumble about “those asshats ruining newspapers”, as if anyone reads stuff on paper anymore.

    Thanks for the stroll down memory lane! A real trip.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  56. sayless says:
    @James Speaks

    Does the Smithsonian have space for the trash can that Channon Christian’s body was found in?

  57. anon[315] • Disclaimer says:
    @PhysicistDave

    A lot of decent, innocent black people most assuredly do want to be protected by cops.

    How many? You’re a numbers kind of a guy, right? Quantify your words “a lot”, what does that mean?

    Then get qualitative:what does “protected by cops” mean to your decent, innocent black people? Does it mean the exact, same thing that it does in your niceville neighborhood? Or do they mean something a little different from what you mean?

    But they are being used as props in a truly evil morality play by deeply evil (and largely White) members of our media, our academic class, and our political elite. (I’m thinking: Corvinus.)

    Could be. Or it could be that evolution is more complex than you care to consider. It doesn’t stop at the collar bone.

    Then consider the power of “and” – it’s possible that groups of phenotypes differ each from the other and that some of the 1% are using black people as tools in their own power games specifically because they tend to differ from other groups.

    Don’t get all binary here.

    Anyone who has not yet watched Candace Owens ..

    Ok, that’s one. Got any more?

  58. jb says:

    Has the Washington Post gone full paywall now? Normally Chrome’s incognito mode can get me in, but I’m getting a “Subscribe to continue reading” message when I try to read this article.

    Man, paywalls are destroying the usefulness of the web as a broad source of information.

    • Replies: @jb
  59. @black sea

    I once read an article arguing that for democracy to be even a semi-functional form of government, you need to have a population with a mean IQ of at least 90.

    It’s not just IQ… the population needs to be trustworthy, willing to abide by a consistent set of norms, and willing to punish those that do not abide by those norms.

    Otherwise, you’ll just get tribalism. Which is what we’re getting.

  60. Thirdtwin says:

    “broad reckoning”

    I guess that’s one way of putting what happened to her.

  61. Travis says:
    @PhysicistDave

    The majority of the whites in the media are not cowards, they are evil. They hide the truth because they are immoral. They promote the BLM narrative to instigate riots. I suppose violence attracts viewers. There might be a few in media, like Tucker, who do fear speaking the truth because they would be blacklisted.

    While many Blacks do want more policing of their hoods, even these folks refuse to defend the police. Most of them would convict officer Chauvin of murder, even if they realized this will will result in less policing of their neighborhoods.

  62. How the Narrative Cake Is Baked

    There are a couple examples of the standard Press jujitsu tactics to avoid getting to the inconvenient facts – the most ridiculous is leading the story off with the reaction of activists to the body camera footage rather than, well, explaining what the body camera footage shows.

    Note that NBC Nightly News yesterday evening edited out the part of the footage where the knife is visible.

    But the point of all of this is to get a certain kind of person invested in the false version of the story – blacks, of course, but now mainly AWFLs. Once the AWFL’s ego is invested in the false narrative and she’s made her #BLM Instagram post about it, the false narrative is for all intents and purposes the received truth of the ruling class and all social and economic life must conform to the false narrative and its political conclusions.

  63. @Anon

    Vanita Gupta, first woman of color to serve as Associate Attorney General.

    First, Conquistador-Americans. Now, Brahmin-Americans.

    GUPTA SOCIETY

    The Gupta age saw the acceptance of the Aryan pattern in northern India. The key status of the Brahmin was established. Good number of books re-written incorporating the view-point of the brahmins confirming the view that the status of the Brahmin was effective and powerful. Added to his, the increased granting of land to brahmins strengthened the pre-eminces of the Brahmin in society. The Brahmin thought that he was the sole custodian of Aryan tradition. Not only, this, the brahmins also monopolized knowledge and the education system.

    Also, in the Aryan pattern of a society the master of the house occupied higher status. This indicates the disappearance of the indigenous pre-Aryan culture. Luckily this patriarchal Aryan society did not spread to all parts of India as conflict between Aryan and non-Aryan cultures continued.

    https://www.civilserviceindia.com/subject/History/prelims/gupta-society.html

  64. res says:

    … Hazel Bryant, who said she is Bryant’s aunt, told The Washington Post in a brief interview Wednesday that “the body cam doesn’t show the truth of what occurred.” She said she didn’t personally witness the incident but arrived at the scene soon after. She described her niece as “so loving and kind.”

    Really? In a NEWS story?! Emphasis mine.

    P.S. The Jonathan Mason troll apologia routine is getting old. Just get back into that water you frog and let the boiling continue. (e.g. There is no “narrative” cake bakery.) I hope everyone here (except Corvinus, who agrees with him) realizes he should not be taken seriously.

    • Agree: JMcG, ic1000, GeneralRipper
  65. @Zoos

    This isn’t a racial problem, it’s a cultural problem.

    No it’s a genetic and ideological problem.

    The industrial revolution and then the welfare state keep alive millions of incompetent and/or sociopathic people who would never have been born or who would have been prevented from reproducing by starvation or disease or “social action” in an earlier age.

    And minoritarianism keeps us from implementing very sensible eugenic policies like “if you can’t be responsible for yourself and require government support the cost of that sterilization”.

  66. Forbes says:
    @william munny

    Well, recognizing the consequences of bodycam mandates must be like the 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Cuz we’re clearly in the denial stage over the evidence of the bodycam videos.

    The Left’s solution is never a policy reversal, but the all-purpose policy “reform.” It’s always, “the policy was correct, it was implemented poorly, so ‘needed’ reforms will improve the policy.” The Left always keeps doubling-down when digging the hole they’re in.

  67. @Yancey Ward

    You’re probably right. How many people still believe the “hands up don’t shoot” narrative about Michael Brown? The mainstream media is still a lot more powerful than dissidents like to admit.

  68. @JohnnyWalker123

    I doubt he watched the body cam video, though.

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
  69. @The Last Real Calvinist

    All the libtards on ESPN’s talk shows spen the first 10 minutes talking about what Chauvin’s conviction “means” and quoting the usual millionaire players for whom everyday is racism.

    If I wanted opinions from someone who played with a ball, I would ask my dog.

  70. @Zoos

    T

    his isn’t a racial problem, it’s a cultural problem.

    So you’re saying that all we need to do is to forcibly change a few hundred years of backwards acculturation?

    Afghans love freedom and democracy now, so when the U.S. withdraws in September we’ll have plenty of time on our hands to focus on this.

  71. I’m amused by the new journalistic fashion “Character X, who is (color)”.

    It apparently takes a genius to read that and think, “that’s racist”.

    How long before journalistic standards degenerate entirely to “Character X, who is (Bad/Good)”?

    It’s like the dialogue has degenerated into old movie cliches where the villain takes the stage and twirls his mustache, so the audience knows implicitly who to root for.

  72. @Desiderius

    Yes, the usual suspects on my social media aren’t howling at all about this one. Releasing the bodycam video so quickly has taken a lot (but not all ofc) wind out of the narrative’s sails.

  73. @Batman

    Much like foreign policy, another area where the left and the right can agree. Maybe the only difference is that we would like them to return the favor and withdraw from our neighborhoods too.

    Most police are too conscientious. I imagine BLM will continue to drive away the good White cops leaving Lawanda and Reshika to duke it out for themselves.

    I also like the idea of hiring nearly all Black cops for Black majority precincts.

  74. Whiskey says: • Website

    Well yes Narrative. But on the other side this cop is connected. His father trained most of the cops today, and they probably owe him. He’s also doubtless got favors, dirt, and other things on both the cops in the department and various big wigs in Columbus including most of the State Legislature and officials.

    AGs and other types get drunk, years before, and get let off with a warning. Things like that. Or looking the other way when there’s a prostitute in the car.

    Chauvin was just dumped to the wolves, by a department that my understanding was already mostly non-White, and the guy had no real connections and social network.

    So the media can gin things up, and the cops can arrest people. What are the odds that Benjamin Crump is a habitual drug user or user of prostitutes? Awful people generally have awful habits, and depravity in one area inevitably spreads to another. Media promotes Crump, who goes to Columbus to stir up trouble. And gets arrested for molesting a child prostitute or something. Ooops! Or Biden sends the FBI in, and some of their agents get arrested buying cocaine from a local dealer.

    The media have a LOT of power, but so do local cops on their own turf if they want to use it. By rushing out the video so soon, the cops have shown they are willing to protect their own. This has all the hallmarks of a meeting engagement — where forces stumble upon each other and the whole thing quickly escalates into an all out battle. I will point out that at no time have the media or national government really fought the cops on their own local turf on the proposition that generally all the White local cops need to be fired and sent to work at Starbucks.

    Where they can be yelled at through a megaphone by some rich black dude. Egged on by some witchy looking old Jewish woman. Yeah, that will work out really well.

  75. @El Dato

    The Obama/Holder/Jarrett plan is to federalize policing in what was the USA. Minneapolis, with fellow CIA/MI6/Muslim Brotherhood operative Minnesota AG Keith Ellison in a supervisory role, will be the test case for their plan.

  76. @black sea

    I would have thought that systemic racism denoted official government laws and policies and procedures that deliberately or accidentally favored one race over another.

    For example if your health insurance plan does not include adequate treatment coveragefor sickle cell anemia, it could be seen as institutional racism

    Good old-fashioned racism would be more along the lines of individual people disliking all members of another race, regardless of their individual qualities.

    It is quite possible to agree with a lot of what Steve says about the black underclass, but have black people as some of your best friends.

    My perception is that black people, even middle class ones, suffer a lot from not being part of a traditional culture or literature.

    For example Jane Austen, for all her faults, and even though her class benefited from the wealth accrued in Caribbean plantations, popularized the very deep-seated idea that people should marry for the content of their character, and not just for money or sexual attraction.

    Or Dickens on growing up in financial penury, and what it does to families. Dickens is given very little credit for practically single-handedly creating the child abuse industry as well as being a vociferous opponent of slavery a generation before the civil war.

    Such ideas have subsequently influenced millions and millions people, but black people very rarely have much contact with classical literature.

    At one time there might also have been the Bible, which for many working class people was the only fiction they ever read, but at least it was full of morality tales.

    And even the hymns and carols had a story. When was the last time shepherds watched their flocks at night, I asked myself, having grown up in a sheep raising community.

    Although black people today are often superficially religious, very few read the Bible or take anything from it anymore.

    So many communities just live in a moral and intellectual vacuum.

  77. jb says:
    @jb

    Followup: I had opened private browsing windows multiple times on several browsers without being able to read the article. But a while later I noticed that one of the Chrome windows was still up, and when I refreshed it I got through to the article. I guess the Post is still experimenting with this.

  78. Bill says:
    @Anonymous

    Absolutely. All of our problems are technical ones which can be fixed by writing just the right words on just the right pieces of paper.

  79. Bill says:
    @Anonymous

    I loved Adam-12! They should bring that back with, like, Jake from State Farm and his partner Ice-T . . . oh . . . nevermind.

  80. Rob McX says:
    @James Speaks

    I take it it’s too small for Ma’Khia?

  81. Perfect. Thanks.

    I think they’re going to use the National Mall for her memorial. That would leave about half it of that could be used for St. Michael Brown.

  82. Bill says:
    @Paperback Writer

    The purpose of a committee is to ensure that nobody is responsible for anything.

  83. @anon

    I have published a few hundred news stories within the last year. Not on the ground reporting, just reworking of government and drug company press releases. I published a story warning of the imminent eruption of the St Vincent volcano on December 30th of last year. Also many stories about tourism and agriculture.

    The first newspaper article I ever had published was in 1964. It was a review of a TV show.

    Even when I worked in Bermuda in the 80’s I used to publish feature articles in the weekend papers.

    I also won a $500 prize for a Christmas short story about James Bond coming to Bermuda to investigate the actions of the arch villain Klauss who was avoiding import taxes by making nocturnal deliveries from a subterranean base near the North Pole. It was called Golf Clubs for Mr. Bond and it left the audience shaken if not stirred.

    That was the only short story I have ever written. It was pretty funny though.

    • Replies: @anon
  84. @Batman

    When your dealing with blacks you just can’t win.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  85. Gamecock says:

    comes as the nation is undergoing a broad reckoning over police brutality and racism

    Nah. Only Leftard run cities. As John Nolte points out, things are great out here in MAGAland. These are just stupid Democrat city games.

  86. Redman says:
    @Anon

    Does Biden wake up every morning saying “racial equity, racial equity, racial equity”?

    He’s starting to sound like a broken record. Like the ones he said black kids should listen to more to learn English…or something.

  87. @anonymouseperson

    Biden seems to be doing pretty well. Maybe consider a different approach.

    • Replies: @anon
  88. anon[262] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius

    Sure, because on Thursdays he gets pudding.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  89. ic1000 says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    > There is no “narrative” cake bakery.

    . . .

    > This is how fake news is manufactured.

    Jonathan, you aren’t even persuading yourself.

    When all the random errors form a consistent pattern, they aren’t random.

  90. @anon

    That’s not pudding – it’s your milkshake, chump. When one side pulls out all the stops while the other can’t even be bothered to defend themselves let alone to respond in kind it’s pretty clear who’s lost the step where it matters.

  91. Clyde says:
    @El Dato

    Commanding her four times to get on the ground.
    It’s really like being at a rave party.

    A Party Out Of Bounds–As in the B-52’s tune. PERPETUALLY out of bounds ever since our dumb Dems and libs unleashed them and their free floating wrath.

    “Party Out of Bounds” is the title of a 1980 song by The B-52s, from their album Wild Planet.

  92. Rob says:

    They need to be policed by blacks. That is really the only answer. When black people go nuts at police shooting a woman – oops! Girl – in the process of murdering a fellow black, what other answer can there be? Heavily black cities need to get out the census and a marker – but not a red one! – and draw lines around areas where the black population can chose their own cops. Outside those lines, blacks are policed by real cops, but inside them they get policed by their chosen guardians. Ah, you say

  93. Rob says:

    Cont’d

    How will they chose their cops? Any way they like. Like can vote, they can declare every man a coo, anyone can decide that he himself is a cop. It does not matter, so long as they are chosen by blacks. Real police only come in to catch criminals who commit crimes outside. If blacks use the black-policed areas as staging grounds against people, well, we can decide what to do with the blacks when that happens. Perhaps quarantine, perhaps they will chose to relocate to Ghana when the food runs out. Perhaps young black men will be allowed out only when they are going to and coming home from their jobs.

    It is an extreme proposal, but does anyone have any other ideas, realistic or not, for policing blacks?

  94. Anonymous[272] • Disclaimer says:
    @Yancey Ward

    Exactly, she’s the key to all this, and if she begins saying “we were only horsing around, she was my friend, she never meant any harm” (now give me a share of the payoff) then the cop is toast.

  95. Anonymous[272] • Disclaimer says:
    @PhysicistDave

    A lot of decent, innocent black people most assuredly do want to be protected by cops.

    Every survey of ordinary (non-activist) blacks shows they want more, not less, law enforcement in their communities, but every attempt by the police to actually do this causes howls of outrage. It’s a paradox.

    Every black wants the police to arrest the nasty ‘thugs’ who threaten, rob and assault him and his family, but doesn’t want them to arrest their ‘he’s a good boy’ son/nephew/grandson who threatens, robs and assaults others. There’s no paradox.

    • Replies: @Moses
    , @PhysicistDave
  96. Moses says:
    @Anonymous

    Every survey of ordinary (non-activist) blacks shows they want more, not less, law enforcement in their communities, but every attempt by the police to actually do this causes howls of outrage. It’s a paradox.

    It appears to be a paradox, but it don’t be.

    What people want *in theory* is often very different from what they actually want *in reality*. The most common example is women saying they “want a sensitive man in touch with his feelings” when they want anything but. It’s just a case of ppl not understanding themselves. Human brains did not evolve to be logical.

    Reality is rarely binary. The more police “protect” Blacks, the more Blacks Behaving Badly will get hurt by police. The less police “protect” Blacks, the more they will kill each other.

    The best solution, the only solution? Separation.

  97. Brownie says:
    @Anonymous

    Yessir. I grew up in DC in the 80s. I was very violently assaulted by a large mob of… youths: Knocked unconscious and beat to a bloody pulp for no reason but that I was white in the wrong neighborhood. The bruthas (many… by no means all) were psychopathically violent and quite loyal: to the tribe; to the narrative, what have you. We’re not supposed to notice. But everyone who was in an urban area then (and now?) had to know the score.

    Dindu nuffin.

  98. FPD72 says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    And creating a nuisance.

    I think Arlo’s second offense was disturbing the peace. But that was enough to get the father rapers, etal., to scoot back in his direction.

  99. ChrisBera says:

    Hopefully more and more cucked delusional whites are becoming race realists and understand living together with this race is impossible. We need total separation, just as God laid it out; “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” Anyone being honest knows that we are too different; I.Q, levels of violence, levels of compassion, remorse, abstract thinking, delayed gratification, levels of psychopathy, etc… We are incompatible. Virtue signaling whites self separate, but deny reality. Maybe the violence will hit home and they will change their minds. Hopefully others are smarter than that.

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
  100. anon[154] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    reworking of government and drug company press releases

    Dude, that’s rewrite, the part you left out of your little play. Thanks for the disingenousness.

  101. @Batman

    I once had a brief back and forth in the comment section of a YouTube video with a young Black woman about the Till’s, father and son. Apparently she had never heard about the senior Till’s crimes before. Instead of doing the sensible thing and tell me it’s wrong to hold the sins of the father against his child she ranted about how “Back in dem dayz da White man was always lying and blasphemin’ agin da Black man, etc., etc.” And yes, I’m paraphrasing.

  102. @Jonathan Mason

    Jonathan Mason wrote to me:

    [Candace Owens] spoke well, but what she should really be concerned about is not the “narrative”, but that American people in general tend to be so gullible.

    I take your point, but ordinary people have lives — their jobs, taking care of their kids, etc. They are entitled to expect the people in the media to tell them the truth.

    That is, after all, the job of the “journalists.” At least, they claim it is.

    JM also wrote:

    She mentions that the “narrative” said that George Floyd had gone wrong in the past, but now he was putting his life together. In fact this was just a quotation, an opinion of one person that was quoted in reports that was circulated by the news agencies the day after his death.

    I think it is fair to say that this is the general impression the journos, the pundits, and the political class were pushing, even if they did not explicitly repeat that quote.

    George Floyd was a convicted violent criminal who was resisting arrest. Does that mean he deserved to die? No, and I wish Chauvin had handled things differently (no doubt he does too!). But the ruling class really has been beatifying George Floyd, who really was a really bad person.

    • Replies: @anon
  103. @ChrisBera

    ChrisBera wrote:

    Hopefully more and more cucked delusional whites are becoming race realists and understand living together with this race is impossible.

    Black folks are not going to leave. Their ancestors have been in this country as long as most of our ancestors.

    And you would still be left with the Woke Whites. What are you going to do about them?

    The real insanity in this country is due to the Woke Whites. They are the people who want to turn our daughters into boys and our sons into girls. They are the ones who want to replace the American people with tens (hundreds?) of millions of immigrants.

    Black folks are not on board with the most extreme forms of White Woke insanity.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  104. @Anonymous

    Anonymous[272] wrote to me:

    Every survey of ordinary (non-activist) blacks shows they want more, not less, law enforcement in their communities, but every attempt by the police to actually do this causes howls of outrage. It’s a paradox.

    No, it’s not a paradox at all. Sane blocks want and need the police. Crazy blacks let themselves be used as pawns by the Woke Whites. No paradox at all.

    No more paradoxical than the fact that Woke Whites have difference views from most white people.

  105. nebulafox says:
    @PhysicistDave

    >Black folks are not going to leave. Their ancestors have been in this country as long as most of our ancestors.

    It’s strange, because you’d consider it obvious, right? Given the length of time they’ve been here and the uniquely sharp degree of disconnect with their place of origin, you’d think it’d be mundane to point out that US blacks are more Americanized than anything else.

    But Americans who have never interacted with actual Africans from Africa often seem shocked to grasp that… well, they largely don’t identify with black Americans, your odd SJW-fied 20-something aside. (Which is enough to ice little fantasies of Liberia 2.0 that occasionally pop up here.) Why should they? US blacks have as much to do with Africa, probably less, as US whites do with Europe. And from a biological, racial POV, they probably have a good admixture of white blood in the mix, so it isn’t just cultural.

    This is far from a uniquely American thing, of course: go ask your average Singaporean Chinese what they think of immigrants from mainland China. They might look alike, but they sure don’t think or act alike after a century of sharp cultural and political divergence, to say nothing of the fact that they might come from a part of China that doesn’t even speak the same language as their ancestors. But thanks to the insanity of America’s racial politics, pushed by a failed elite desperate to avoid focus on their failures, race has become that exact existential, all-encompassing state that we supposedly rejected in the 1950s and 1960s.

    • Replies: @anon
  106. anon[769] • Disclaimer says:
    @PhysicistDave

    George Floyd was a convicted violent criminal who was resisting arrest. Does that mean he deserved to die? No, and I wish Chauvin had handled things differently (no doubt he does too!).

    What was Chauvin supposed to have done differently?

  107. anon[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @nebulafox

    But thanks to the insanity of America’s racial politics, pushed by a failed elite desperate to avoid focus on their failures, race has become that exact existential, all-encompassing state that we supposedly rejected in the 1950s and 1960s.

    The “elite” have failed? They’ve been smashingly successful in their goal of destroying the White race.

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